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Science and Technology links (March 7th 2020)

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  1. plam says:

    Flu: Not the first Cochrane study that I’ve doubted. It also doesn’t seem to talk about herd immunity benefits.

    SCC: That estimate seems to not take into account decreasing nutritional content due to higher CO2, and more importantly, seems to declare disasters totally out of scope.

  2. Andrew Dalke says:

    My old home state of New Mexico, in SW USA, gets roughly one plague case per year – https://nmhealth.org/about/erd/ideb/zdp/plg/ . That’s down from 10 cases/year in the peak in the 1980s. We even export our plague. In 2002 a NM couple visited NYC where they fell ill and were diagnosed with plague – https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5231a1.htm .

  3. Szymon says:

    “While in 1970, only 1% of the American population was obese”. Not true, the article says: “A half-century ago, about 1 in 100 American adults were severely obese” (the corresponding figure for 2020 is “more than 9%”).